Legend has it that during the thirteenth century , St. Anthony stood in Rotonda near the woods of Pollino, where he spent the night to rest in the shade of a fir in the locality Marolo .
Following the stories of tradition, in the same place several years later, a cattleman crashed into a ravine was saved by the Holy .
Since then, through a rite of a unique magic , we celebrate the patron saint with a celebration of the sacred and profane recounts this event .
Two groups of faithful climb in the mountains, a group will cut the Pitu , a beech tree over 20 feet tall, while the second group size in Rocca size of a fir tree about 10 meters.
Cut their trees the two groups, only with the help of cattle dressed up to the nines , leading to fatigue the two trees toward the center of the Rotunda, on a journey that lasts six days, punctuated by prayers , songs, dances and banquets rifocillanti .
The ancient ritual culminates with the of the two trees that will be hoisted by hand in the square outside the municipality .
Events, festivals and events in CALABRIA near PRAIA A MARE San Nicola Arcella Scalea Papasidero:
Calabria is on the tip of the boot, the extreme south of Italy, lapped by the splendid crystal blue Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas and separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina. The warm climate, the beautiful colours of the sea, rocky coasts alternated to sandy beaches, the wild and mysterious nature, the strong and genuine flavours of local food and the vestiges of its ancient origins make Calabria a unique place to admire both in winter and summer.
Any wish can be fulfilled. Those who love nature, its scents and mysteries, can explore the Calabrian hinterland, discovering pure and unpolluted sceneries, where huge green belts alternate with blue lakes and falls.
On the other hand, those who prefer basking in the warm rays of the sun and dive into a crystal-clear sea can choose from the many charming towns along the long Tyrrhenian and Ionian coasts. Instead those who prefer to learn about the past of this region, Calabria, the cradle of Magna Graecia and land of ancient settlements, offers a wide choice of churches, monasteries, castles, palaces and places where age-long traditions still survive.
The provinces of Calabria are: Catanzaro (regional capital), Reggio Calabria, Cosenza, Crotone and Vibo Valentia.
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